Coventry University Featured PhD Programmes
University of Sheffield Featured PhD Programmes
FindA University Ltd Featured PhD Programmes
Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council Featured PhD Programmes
University of Sheffield Featured PhD Programmes

Novel bone-targeted therapy for treatment against dormant myeloma cells


Project Description

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of differentiated B-lymphocytes (plasma cells) that grow in the bone marrow. Despite the development and use of more effective drugs in the treatment of myeloma it remains an incurable disease, given that current treatment regimens are not able to eradicate all tumour cells. Residual disease is likely to be due to the existence of dormant myeloma cells and their protective interactions with the bone marrow stroma. Therefore, in this project we aim to develop novel bone-targeted anti-myeloma therapies to enhance their delivery to the tumour site and increase their efficacy against residual disease.

Funding Notes

Self-funding . Students to pay their own University Fees, Stipend and enhancements costs (lab consumables & conference travel, publications costs etc)

Entry Requirements:
Candidates must have a first or upper second class honors degree or significant research experience. In addition, candidates must be self-motivated, have the ability to think independently, use own initiative, have good communications skills and be well-organized including good time management. Experience in cancer biology, including cell culture and in vivo studies would be desirable but not essential.

References

Enquiries:
Interested candidates should in the first instance contact (Dr Lawson, [email protected])

How to apply:
Please complete a University Postgraduate Research Application form available here: www.shef.ac.uk/postgraduate/research/apply

Please clearly state the prospective main supervisor in the respective box and select Oncology & Metabolism as the department.

Related Subjects

Email Now

Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.

Your enquiry has been emailed successfully





FindAPhD. Copyright 2005-2019
All rights reserved.